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he was just 17 years old. at the islamic center in germantown they had his cap and gown on display. you see he was an honor student at northwest high school. he was scheduled to graduate the day -- the day after he was killed. a large crowd of mourners here. among them his mother tina najjar. >> bad people who came for some reason, something happened, they weren't supposed to shot them they just decided to kill them, both of them, 23 bullets. there's no mercy. nothing. just shooting, shooting, shooting, killing. >> reporter: shadi najjar and his friend and class name 18-year-old artem ziberov shot and killed monday night as they sat in this blue honda car on a dead end street miles from their home in germantown.
into that car from the street. they say when police got to the scene the car was still running, that one of the teenagers was found dead inside clutching a $20 bill in his hand. now were these two teenagers set up? police are not saying but back at the funeral shadi najjar's cousin, she had some thoughts of her own. >> it had to be personal. you don't fire 22 rounds into somebody you don't know. just want to kill to kill i believe you wouldn't -- you know, make it death -- this is personal. >> reporter: now if the victims knew the suspects it's possible there are texts and e-mails that will help the cops track down the killer. live in montgomery county, pat collins, news4. >> i cannot discuss the specifics of conversation with the president of the united states. >> i'm simply asking did that conversation occur. >> i do
that in an open session. >> i would like a legal justification for your refusal to answer the question. >> i'm not sure i have a legal basis. >> it's just shows what kind of an existence that we live in, public hearing before the american people we can't talk about what was described in detail in this morning's "the washington post." >> just a taste of what may be on the way tomorrow on capitol hill today senators grilling top intelligence officials about a report president trump asked them to downplay the probe into russian involvement and our election. that hearing comes ahead of tomorrow's highly anticipated hearing with former fbi director james comey. our chris lawrence is at the live desk with a preview of what we can expect. >> the former fbi director will testify that president trump demanded his loyalty and james comey all he could promise was honesty. and the word cloud came up over
in fact, in one private call with president trump, he said he had nothing to do with russia and not been involved with hookers in russia and it always assumed he was being recorded when in russia. he asked, what we could do to lift the cloud? comey says president trump let him know the russia investigation was a cloud over his administration and it was interfering with his agenda. he told the president the fbi wasn't personally investigating him, comey says president trump kept pressing him to quote, get that fact out. comey admits in the years he ran the fbi, he never felt the need to write down what was said between him and president obama, but that changed after his first private meeting with president trump when comey told him he wasn't reliable, at least not in the way politicians use that word. the president said, i need loyalty, i expect loyalty. i didn't move, speak or change my facial expren
followed. we simply looked at each other in silence. at one point comey went to the attorney general, told jeff sessions the requests were inappropriate and implored him not to leave him alone with president trump. wendy? >> thank you. comey's appearance before the senate tomorrow could be a blockbuster draw for the bars in our area. news4 tom sherwood tells us that some bars will be having special food and drinks for this hearing and special viewing parties. the tvs will be turned own and they'll be turned up. >> reporter: stocking the beer cooler, making sure the menu is ready. the usual fare of sports tv on thursday is given way to comey tv. manager dave okayhill say the former fbi director will be tuned in. >> we have the
regulars, they're going to come in for lunch, we'd love to write a sick note for them and stay here and watch the hearing. >> reporter: these three marketing friends were heading to lunch today. some bars are going to open up with special drinks. >> that's awesome but i'm working from home. >> reporter: >> i will have it on the tv. >> reporter: will you have an alcoholic beverage while you watch. >> champagne, perhaps. >> reporter: bars throughout the washington area are turning on tv serving special food but are people in the nation's capital area really more likely to tune in comey than many people in other areas. shaw tavern manager ron heinz. >> i was in florida this past weekend visiting my mom and the commercial came on for the hearing and she said, who would watch that, in d.c. a lot of people would watch that. >> reporter: the shaw tavern will feature $5 russian vodka shots. in the
>> got to love washington. so are you planning to watch comey's testimony tomorrow? 55% of you say yep, 10% haven't decided, 35% of you will not. several d.c. bars are hosting these viewing parties for comey's testimony. we posted a roundup in the nbc washington app. just search bars. >> and ahead of comey's big day up on the hill, president trump announced his pick for his replacement, the next fbi director. christopher wray is a yale law school graduate. he has some federal law experience serving as a former assistant working in the criminal division. wray is currently a litigation partner at the d.c. law firm king and spaulding. he oversaw the task force on enron which is the fbi is called the largest and most complex white collar investigation ever. wray represented chris christie in bridgegate. christie was never charged but two of his allies were
>> are you ready to pay 5 bucks to ride on i-66, vdot says that's going to be the average price per ride once a new tolling system goes into the place. new signs have already going up for that system. our transportation reportser adam tuss is working for you explaining it all from chopper 4. >> reporter: flying high in chopper 4 tonight to give you a look at how i-66 is changing. take a look at these signs that have started to pop up all over near i-66. they look just like this and a lot of people are wondering what they're all about. take a look at the proximity to 66. this is 66 right here where it hits route 7 out in the falls church area and what these signs tell you is that a new tolling system is coming to i-66 inside the beltway all through here, i-66 inside the beltway of course and this tolling system is going to start during rush hours and it's supposed to start
the eastbound direction of i-66 is going to be tolled in the morning going this way, the westbound direction of i-66 will be tolled in the afternoon, other than that the current hov rules will stay in place for 66. things are certainly changing. take a look at these signs from the ground and what they look like and they're starting to pop up all over the e68 corridor. we talked about it today with vdot. >> really what this does is it brings together a whole network of suppress lanes with 395 coming online, 66 outside the beltway coming online in 2022 and we have the 495 expressway system. you will have an express network all across northern virginia. >> reporter: another lane is coming to 66 eastbound inside the beltway. that's going to be between the dull dles connecter and boston. changes on thed
happening fast and you need to familiarize yourself with those changes which will be taking effect this year, tolling expected to start in december. back to you. >> thanks. when you hear move over and a move over law, what comes to mind? local law enforcement fear many people believes it means to pull over. the move over law requires you to move over a lane when you see an officer or emergency crew working on the side of the road. during this month of move over awareness, deputies are launching a new social media campaign in the commonwealth to get out the word. >> what do you think as soon as you step out of your cruiser? >> you have to constantly have your hand -- you're a target. the threat behind you is just as lethal as the threat of the person in the car. >> reporter: david culver shows us how officers are getting personal to
>> we have had a cool and kind of dreary day out there but it's actually been a tad refreshing. i don't know why i say that, but it is. >> it can be a tad refreshing to some and many people this time of year don't want the 90s but they are coming too. others like this cooler weather. it really depends on what you like. obviously we're not -- we're not seriously cold outside right now. current temperatures at 68. that's well below average by about 15 degrees. only 63 right now in hagerstown and yes we're seeing the cloud cover. they're moving down from the north and northern virginia getting those showers, fauquier county, culpeper county, rappahannock county will continue to see those showers. d.c./metro dry. coming up next, it is the heat if you're excited about it, it's going to stick around for a while. if you're not, it's going to stick around for a while. >> okay. thank you, doug. >> not a lot of choices there. imagine y
get into your car but something's missing, your car son blocks and the wheels are gone. that's what happens to to some people in alexy and a specific make of car is attracting these thieves. >> tonight a mother in court for suffocating her two children, her comments to a judge today and she was sentenced. >> and a woman's courageous decision to keep on going after life saving amputations of both her hands and her feet. she is joining
in the morning. >> reporter: sharon cul dron has lost both her hands, both her legs and part of her tongue but that hasn't dampened her attitude and hope for recovery. >> i just had to keep going. i couldn't just curl up in a corner. >> reporter: last year sharon's husband worried she had overslept, went to wake her. he found her barely conscious, her legs, hands and lips blue. >> when i tried to turn over the first time and my feet were too heavy to turn and then i went to reach and my hands were black. >> reporter: she was suffering from severe septic shock syndrome and her organs were failing. to save her life doctors had to amputate her limbs. even though she was suddenly an am pew tee she vowed not to let it effect her negatively. >> i just needed to keep positive and keep moving forward
so i can get. >> we've made her legs and hands now. for the legs we had to make custom sockets to fit and build the prosthesis under her, the hands took longer because that skin had more healing to do but then we went and got them made. we took casts of her hands with silicone. >> i can pick up a cup. >> reporter: sharon's prognosis is good, the progress toward recovery is slow, but she's determined to stay the course and give back. >> get as close back to who i was as possible and then i can find another purpose. yes! >> reporter: and sharon cowl dron is here with us now. >> very gracious of you to come in here and join us. >> my pleasure. >> we've just met -- had a lovely visit together in the makeup room and i can -- i have to say you're
inside and out, sharon. >> well, thank you. thank you. you just have to keep going. >> how do you keep going? your story is such an inspiration and puts a lot of perspective on a lot of problems that seem pretty insignificant to most of us. where did you find the strength to keep going? >> you just have to choose to laugh or cry and you have to keep going for your own motivation. i spent a little time about two hours laying in a hospital room staring at a tv with a curtain between me and a stranger, do i want to be like that the rest of my life in a nursing home somewhere or do i want to get back out there and make a difference and i always wanted to make a difference, so -- so i got back out there, got out of that bed and started to learn to pull myself around. >> you have c s
from that initially being in icu for what five weeks. >> five weeks, um-hum. >> what's been the hardest part for you? all of it seems to hard -- on the outside looking in, all of it seems hard, what's the biggest challenge for you? >> well, i think the challenge is just to keep going as a person and to think about -- what you want to be and where you want to go from here. i can't imagine being in a nursing home the rest of my life, so i just had to keep going. >> talk a little bit about what you do imagine for the rest of your life. what are your goals? what are you working towards? >> well, i always enjoyed customer service and children, so i imagine myself working with other people in some kind of capacity and inspiring them to
>> just your story is an inspiration enough. talk to us about the bionic hands as you call them and what kind of challenge it is learning how to operate these? >> you just have to retrain your brain, so for instance, if i want to close my hand, i push my middle an index and knuckle together and if i want to open my hand i push my little finger out to the side and that way i can control them. and if i hold my arms parallel to the ground, then, in fact -- and push my little finger until moves then i can put them into different positions, so i have -- i have positions i can automatically go into when i want to eat or point at you or. >> type -- can you type on a keyboard?
i can do one finger so far. >> well, that's as far as a lot of people get. >> i won't be able to do it like i could with five fingers, but certainly that's a direction i'm heading, is to be able to function again as close to what i was as possible and get out there and make a difference in people's lives because that's why we're all here. >> you shook hands with me when we meant and you also learned how to do the fist bump. let's see it. >> there you go! >> sharon, you are just a tremendous inspiration to me and to so many -- so many others who have now seen your story on toifr. >> thank you. >> we wish you god speed moving forward with the continuing progress that you've already been making. >> thank you for inviting me to come in. >> it's our pleasure. >> nice seeing you. >> thanks for coming. >> what an inspiration as we've said, and her husband who knew
beginning he's in the studio as well. >> thank you both. >> it's been six months since the mgm casino opened and from a revenue standpoint it's been a success. but is it being a good neighbor? >> cool and comfortable for this june day but things are about to change on us, folks. doug's got the latest on a narrator: the washington post endorses dr. ralph northam. mr. northam would make
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this isn't good weather to be at a beach. it's a nice change. >> it's the calm before the storm. the storm here being 95 and heat index of 100. that's what we're in for. that heat wave beginning this weekend. out there right now not even close. well below average. plenty of cloud cover. only in the 60s, 68 right now. temperatures dropping through the 60s right on to about 60 degrees by 11:00. what we'll continue to watch here and not just the cooler temperatures but showers. 62 gaithersburg, 68 in washington. you can see the cooler air just to the north and east although everybody on the cool side. down around warrenton, and the culpeper area, seeing those showers just to the north of
rappahannock county. if you're back there seeing some shower activity too and that will continue this northeasterly flow. at least the eastern portion of the blue ridge, we're going to continue to watch is the storm system that's been bringing us these clouds, moving on down to the south. tomorrow we think we'll see more sunshine but we'll stay cool. notice the cool temperatures all across the east here. 62 in ohio, 67 in kentucky, 67 in new york. the heat, nowhere to be found here. the minneapolis on the map currently in our region at least the eastern part. that cool air, that's going to be moving out. that's the drop of low pressure and the hot weather moves in. not just for us but for everybody, even in the southern canada we get into the 90s. the heat wave coming. hello to those heat wave. highs tomorrow
will still be about 10 degrees below average tomorrow. clouds, sunshine but a really nice afternoon. i think tomorrow's going to be a great day, 74 with partly to mostly cloudy skies. 80 degrees on friday. 87 on saturday. look at this. next week, 94 sunday, here's the 95, a trio of 95 rz, monday, tuesday, wednesday. heat index could be over a 100 degrees. 92 on thursday. another chance of a frontal boundary moves through and we get a chance of showers toward the end of next week. a very dry pattern here too. it's a dry one not just the heat wave. >> thank you, doug. a custody battle takes a tragic turn and a mother's being sentenced for the deaths of her two young children. >> and why some in that courtroom today say justice did not preveil. >> mgm national harbor has now been opened for six months. ahead the
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suffocating her two small children. that mother will spend the next four decades in prison for killing her two young children. sonya spoon placed bags of her son and daughter's head and suffocated them. she admitted to the crime that happened inside their home. tracee wilkins is live with what the judge told spoon at her sentencing today. >> reporter: it was very interesting in that courtroom to hear what the judge thought about this case and then also to hear from spoon herself as she explained what it was like to kill her children and what she felt like immediately thereafter. in this case you have the states attorney office saying that this is a woman who had some responsibility, a lot of responsibility for what happened that day and the defense attorney who was saying that we're seeing the product of a broken mental health system. the saddest aspect of this case is that these two babies in this case, a den and
three years old never had a chance. >> sonya spoon suffocated her toddler son and daughter. today during her sentencing hearing she told the judge, knowing my children died by my own hands first seemed like a nightmare. she began crying and then said, i'm truly sorry for taking their lives. spoon had just been released from a mental evaluation after threatening to kill her daughter and herself but she was put back in the home with her children a few days later. she killed her kids and attempted suicide, but did not go through with it. >> the hospital never notified the police that this young lady was being released to go home after she had threatened to kill her children. nobody notified social services. >> our client was failed by the mental health system. >> reporter: sonya pleaded guilty in order to avoid a life sentence. >> we know that this tragedy could have been avoid if proper mental health treatment had been provided to ms. spoon. >> reporter: today the judge sentenced her to 4
secure men tal treatment facility. the judge said, i don't doubt ms. spoon regrets, i believe she is remorseful. she's not a sociopath. she doesn't do this without remorse but she did do this. >> she's not a victim, these children are victims. >> reporter: spoons mother testified that she wanted her daughter to stay in that mental facility for much longer than she actually was but that did not happen. the state's attorney was actually inspired by this case to create legislation asking officials to be notified if someone has made these kinds of threat to harm their children before they're allowed back into the home letting social services and police know about that. that law has not gone into effect for two years in a row. it's been denied. they'll go back down to annapolis a third time to see if they can make it happen next year. >> thank you. if you are mourning the loss of ed chicken and crabs in dewy
the drunk driver who destroyed the dewy landmark just got two years probation. visiting from wyoming last summer when she drove a hundred miles an hour. her blood alcohol level was .22. the car flew off the road, crashed into ed's, setting the place on fire. it burned to the ground. no one was injured but owner ed rig begins said he would not rebuild. small pled guilty recently. has to pay $240,000 in restitution. ed's been around for decades. >> well, it's been six months, hard to believe, since the ruelet wheels started spinning. we're marking the anniversary by getting answers to some of your big questions like how is business and how's the crime? the project also promised to create jobs
our chris gordon spent this day at the resort and casino to find out. >> reporter: mgm national harbor has become a destination. this club of cyclist rode their bikes from arlington, virginia. >> there's beautiful artwork and the architecture is interesting and it's nice for people that want to gamble or not. >> reporter: this couple came to celebrate. >> it's my birthday, 30th birthday. >> reporter: have you been here before? >> no, i haven't. >> we're about to go shopping and walk around and see what different restaurants they have inside of here. >> reporter: of maryland's six casinos mgm leads in revenue with $50 million in may. all that means tax dollars for education in the state and prince george's county and mgm national harbor has created 4,000 jobs. >> so about 48% of our team members come from prince george's county and that's the careers, real careers that people can have to work here. in addition, there's the money that we donate to loc
nonprofits here in the area. >> reporter: prince george's county council was an early critic of building the casino here. >> i quite frankly wanted to see a little bit more money spent in the infrastructure. we still got traffic problems here, even though it's not quite as bad as we anticipated. >> reporter: when we arrived at mgm national harbor, we couldn't help but notice a parking lot filled with cars with lots of license plates not only from maryland, virginia and the district as well. >> we're very pleased we say from not over the area and the country coming to visit us, but from all over the world. >> reporter: chris gordon, news4. >> the 2008 academy award winning movie about the life and death gave activist will be shown tonight as part of capital pride week. dunce lance black who won the academy award will be there as well. he's talking about the relevance of harvey
i talked to him this morning. >> you got to fight hard for them as you would have them fight for you. let's be honest. we're all minorities in this world one way or another. we know that now. thanks to the internet and thanks to news. we all have this invested interest in looking out for each other. if we focused more on that on helping our neighbor than just looking out for ourselves, i think all of our rights might rise, we all might be a little more protected and respected. the thing to remember right now, this is a time to come together to fight back against the backlash as we see some rights being lulled back. you don't do it alone. you join arms. that was the message of milk, so when i heard they wanted to screen it here, i want to come and do that. let's kick off pride with a message of collaboration. >> and we are. dustin lance black and i will continue the discussion this evening at 7:30 at the landmark e street cinema just before tonight's screening of milk. we hope to see
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tomorrow in the uk where voters will pick a new parliament and government. prime minister theresa may called for the election seven weeks ago. she wanted to boost her party's majority ahead of brexit talks as britain prepares to leave the eu but her 20-point lead has now shrunk to single digits. that closing gap comes amid a series of deadly terror attacks including the manchester bombing and the westminster bridge attack and most recently the attack at london bridge. >> the suspects in those deadly attacks in iran were iranion nationals which reports that at least a dozen deaths in a siege that involved gunman and suicide bombers. four attackers also dead. this evening isis is claiming responsibility. here's more from nbc's lucy kaf
state media in these brazen coordinated attacks on the parliament building and separately the shrine to the republics revolutionary founder. it was around 10:00 a.m. local time when gunman apparently dressed as women stormed the parliament building while lawmakers were in session, kicking off an hour's long siege. one of the attackers blowing himself up inside the building, all four attackers killed by security forces. this is according to state media soon after the parliament attack, a suicide bomber targeted the shrine of ayatollah located just out jied of the capital. state television reporting that a security guard was killed, a woman was also arrested at the scene. the islamic state claiming responsibility for both attacks which would mark the first major isis terror operation on iranion soil. >> oh, it was a bold attempt to break in to an atm and it's all
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okay. we've seen people try to drive off with atms but this may be a first. in prince george's county police tell us someone stole this backhoe and drove it five miles to a bank of america in district heights. that person then used the backhoe to try to break in to that atm on the outside despite the efforts here, the would be thief did not get any cash. let that be a lesson. they did manage to cause about $10,000 in damage. this happened about a week ago in the early morning hours. >> this one hurts. police say thieves are stealing the wheels off of cars in northern virginia. leaving the cars on blocks. it's happening to drivers in the anondale section of alexandria. mark segraves tal
>> reporter: it's the second time this week that neighbors in this anondale community come out to find the same thing, cars with all of their wheels stolen. the cars that were hit last night all had one thing in common. >> oh, my goodness. this comes as a total shock. i heard nothing last night. >> reporter: neighbors were understandably upset to wake up and find out it happened again. at least three cars, all within a few blocks of each other in the same subdivision, all up on blocks with all of their wheels stolen and all three cars hit last night were new honda accords. >> first of all, i'm glad i don't have that car because we've got 720 units in our whole neighborhood that people should be warned and should be on the lookout. >> reporter: last night wasn't the first time the wheels were stolen from cars in this same neighborhood. sunday morning, peter came out to find his new
blocks. >> the police don't need this brazen, it's kind of -- >> reporter: getting something like that fixed isn't cheap. >> total cost of repairing the car is around $5,400. because it's considered a luxury car, the costs are higher. >> fairfax police are investigating. over the past few years, news reports from up and down the east coast, thieves have been targeting the honda accord wheels which can cost thousands of dollars to replace. mark segraves, news4. >> we were just talking. they got to be pretty darn quick to change tires there or steal them. could kirk cousins and the washington redskins be closer to a long-term deal. that's what we're hearing. talks have been encouraging between the two sides. our carol maloney has more on the story. >> reporter: working out here
mechanics. how close is the skins gv to working out a long-term deal. reported to say that two sides are warming and how close is the skins qv to working out the two sides are warming. third week of volunteer continuing in the washington redskins practice bubble. number 8 showing off the chemistry he's showing. cousins has until july 15th to work out a long-term deal -- did you see the report, what can you add? >> i was just alerted of the report. i'm not in negotiations, unfortunately. i'm going to let everybody handle that. hopefully something gets done. >> the only thing as far as i know is kurt cousins is our quarterback. i don't know anything more than that. i really don't. i don't see him or tha
school, she's having menstrual headaches. they don't realize what, in fact, it is a migraine and there's something we can do about it. >> this evening on "nbc nightly news" kristin dull gren will look at a new study that can help parents identify the early warning signs of a child having a migraine. >> another cool day before that heat just hammers down on us. >> no kidding. that's exactly what it's going to do and not for a couple of days. we haven't seen a lot of humidity with those 90s. that is coming too, my friends. it is cool and cloudy and we've got some rain out there. most of the area now on the dry side. you can see the clouds continuing. temperature-wise sitting in 68 degrees, winds out of the northeast 9 miles per hour. we're seeing winds gusting to her 20 miles per hour. take a look at what we've got here.
i'm really tall. down here on the culpeper area. this is where we're seeing the rainfall. we'll continue to watch it as we move on down through the south and west. heads up around culpeper, along 15. some pretty good showers now. most of culpeper county seeing that rain. so far it's been fairly dry as far as the month of june goes. we're an inch below average after a very wet may. tom kierein have been looking at that. tom kierein in the storm center with more. >> in may we had over 5 1/2 inches of rain and so far this year, let's take a look at the totals for washington for 2017, so far we have had almost 15 inches of rain, but even with that that's nearly two inches below average for the year in washington for the 2017 season so far. we have seen the
pollen counts the last seven, eight weeks or so, but now the tree pollen is back down in the low range. it'll stay that way for the next few days. moderates for grasses and weeds and mold spores. hour by hour into the evening we'll pull out of the mid-60s where we are now and drop back down to the upper 50s. cool start, partly sunny. 50s in the rural areas. by noon near 70. hovering in the low mid-70s by mid-afternoon. then comes the heat. what's the first day of the heat wave? >> looks like it's going to be on sunday, so nice tomorrow especially tomorrow afternoon. 80 on friday and here's comes the heat, one, two, three, four, five days at 90 degrees or better including three days at 95 or higher. heat index around 100. first off, on your friday, really over the next couple of days, the upperville horse show going on in northern portions of fauquier county. nice on friday and saturday, hot side on sunday but
oldest horse show in the country. 87 degrees on saturday, a great day still to get out over chevy chase elements tri, cheetah fest, 100 years old. it's between noon and 4:00. looking great. temperatures around 86 degrees. 94 on sunday and that's when the nationals taking on the rangers as the heat builds across our region. >> thank you, doug. >> a toddler forgotten in the backseat of a car on a hot day. >> it was a mistake that led to that child's death. coming up, the mission his father is now undertaking to make sure it doesn't happen to another child. >> parents, like us, just normal parents are in such agony and we can stop this. >> and new at 6:00, several close calls on the side of the road are putting local officers in danger
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are staggering. since 1990, 800 children have died after being left in hot cars, nine of them last year alone. the new bipartisan legislation requires all cars to have an alert system informing drivers they forgotten someone in the backseat. miles and carol harrison are supporting the bill. it's been nine years since miles forgot to drop off their kid chase at day care. he was 21 months old and died after spending hours inside his father's hot car sitting in an office parking lot. the judge acquitted harrison of involuntary manslaughter, he hasn't been able to forgive himself and says every time he hears of another child dying, he relives that terrible day. >> why does this keep happening when there is technology available to prevent it? every loving, caring parent must realize that this disaster could
happen to them. they need to be aware of this phenomena and make sure congress mandates a vehicle alarm system to save the lives of our children and eliminate this crushing pain -- this causes their parents. >> the bill requires cars to have audio and visual alarms in the hopes that will remind drivers to check the backseat after they turn off the engine. chris lawrence. >> announcer: news4 at 6:00 starts now. >> now at 6:00, james comey in his own words. the fired fbi director's remarks released hours before he testifies before congress. what he's revealing about his conversations with the president. >> a brush with death captured on dash cam video. now officers are taking the new approach to get drivers -- and sometimes deadly practice. >> new clues in the murder of two high school seniors
they were found in a car hours before they were supposed to graduate. tonight we know what one of the victims was holding in his hand that could be crucial to solving the case. >> pat collins joins us now from reaction as one of the families as one of the teens was laid to rest today. >> reporter: sources say when police got to the scene of that double murder, they found that blue honda car parked on a dead end street. the motor was running. two dead teenagers inside. sources say one of those teenagers had cash in his hand. now as police track down the killer, friends and family members gathered at an islamic center in germantown today for a funeral service. the crowd so large the building wasn't big enough. mourners spilled outside on to the steps, into the parking lot on the grassy areas around. here at the islamic society in germwn